This, in one post, will show you why this outlier will not win and how the Democrats today speak out of both sides of their mouths. In Connecticut they continually whack Linda McMahon for running a “dirty campaign”. Negative, they call it. And yet on Sunday the Democrat party tells the NY Times they intend to dial up the mud.
It seems whatever they accuse Republicans of, why that’s exactly what they intend to do. Florida Congressman Alan Grayson is exhibit “A”, although this is despicable for even him. Both of these videos are from Hot Air and you’ll get more there from Ed Morrissey.
Grayson, as the SOS, has pointed out, first won the district two years ago in a center right region. The SOS says he unseated a Republican by running, even then, a “nasty” campaign. Now he’s running against a Tea Party supported candidate Daniel Webster and since he has nothing positive to hang his hat on … it’s get out the claws, calling his opponent “Taliban Dan.”
Watch the ad … not only is it a fraud … the whack at Christianity is unmistakable.
But as Ed Morrissey points out, the video is clipped and taken out of context, presenting the exact opposite poiont of view the soon to be Congressman was trying to deliver. Here in fact is the quote about the obedient wife “submit to me” in context.
So, write a journal. Second, find a verse. I have verses for my wife. Don’t pick the ones that say, uh, “She should submit to me.” That’s in the Bible, but pick the ones that you’re supposed to do. So instead, “Love your wife even as Christ loved the church,” and so on, instead of “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands.” She can pray that if she wants to, but don’t you pray it.
Here’s the video in context.
Ed points out that FactCheck.org and the Orlando Sentinel caught this putting the Grayson campaign on the defensive and my guess sinking Grayson in one small lead. But Ed’s take is much more harsh and I have to say I agree. Please read it all.
Webster’s wife Sandy, supposedly the victim of her husband’s “oppression,” summed it up well:
“Alan Grayson is a disgrace to this district.”
As is every Grayson campaign staffer that collaborates in this smear — chief among them Grayson’s campaign manager Susannah Rudolph, who spent yesterday attempting to defend the obviously and egregiously dishonest ad, even after the Orlando Sentinel exposed it as a fraud. This incident shows perfectly why Grayson, Rudolph, et al have no business anywhere near power.
Grayson is a despicable politician who hopefully will be headed to defeat in November. He’s a bully and his only goal is “him”, him at any price.
UPDATE: Amazing … but perhaps this ad was even too egregious for MSNBC? I mean hasn’t even Chris Matthews seen the flaws in the current band of lefties in DC.
MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer calls out Grayson on MSNBC this morning and she won’t let him squirm out of it. Ed at Hot Air notes that Webster indeed is pro life in every sense of the word … including rape and incest but that isn’t the direction this ad takes, and Brewer takes note of that.
If Grayson really wanted to air these issues, Brewer repeatedly points out towards the end of the interview, Grayson would have just stuck to the actual record. Instead, Grayson equated Webster to terrorists who murder people and “throw acid in girls’ faces,” as Brewer says. That’s not an honest approach to women’s issues; it’s a man exploiting women’s issues in order to lie and smear his opponent. Kudos to Brewer for knowing the difference and not retreating from it.
Click the pic to watch the video. Worth it.